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of superstorm sandy. after politically charged delay and a wave of criticism, the house votes today on nearly $10 billion worth of storm relief. >>> and as a new session of congress is sworn in, so is a record number of women lawmakers. >>> full house. nearly every student from sandy hook elementary school is in attendance as classes resume for the first time since last month's tragic shooting. >>> and on thin ice. two teenagers find themselves stranded and in need of rescue on a frozen lake. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, january 24th, 2013. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the 113th congress has been sworn in, and today the house takes up its first piece of business, the bill of providing aid to victims of superstorm sandy. john boehner was re-elected as speaker of the house, but he sparked a flood of criticism from within his own party. tara mergener is in washington this morning. tara, good morning to you. >>> terrell, the speaker changed course after an angry backlash for the delay. it's the first of two votes t
support for making sure that the sandy relief package got passed, so i expect that we'll see him continue to press congress in these coming weeks. they're going to take it back up on the 15th of this month, alex? >> okay, let's go from there to looking ahead to the debt ceiling debate, kristen. what is the his's strategy to get what it wants out of this deal without getting into another budget showdown? >> well, if you talk to white house officials they believe they have more leverage going into this battle in part because they got republicans to break on the issue of increasing taxes on wealthier americans, that's, of course, what president obama campaigned on and he got that as a part of the fiscal cliff deal. moving forward i think you can expect to see president obama hitting the road, taking his message on the road, traveling to different states and making the argument if the debt ceiling isn't increased, the economy will suffer. you hear him say he's not going to negotiate with republicans. what specifically does that mean, we'll have to wait and see because, of course, house speake
for closing loopholes on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like the ones used in the sandy hook shooting. >> this is not taking away people's guns. i own a gun. i own a remmington shotgun. i've hunted. i've shot. that's not what this is about. it is about ending the unnecessary risk of high-capacity assault rifles. that's what this is about. >> lawmakers in albany are already meeting behind closed doors to reach a deal on new gun laws that could be announced and voted on by the end of the week. >>> three days of a preliminary hearing have wrapped up in the case of suspected gunman from aurora, james holmes. witnesses in the courtroom said holmes showed some emotion for the first time in court yesterday. they say he smirked and even smiled as disturbing self-portraits were revealed by prosecutors. defense attorneys who claim that holmes is mentally ill, did not call any witnesses. a judge is expected to rule tomorrow, whether there is enough evidence to put holmes on trial. >>> and a controversial sheriff in arizona has launched a new plan to put 500 armed volunteers on patrol ju
for victims of superstorm sandy-- nearly $10 billion to pay for flood insurance claims. house speaker john boehner has promised a vote on another $51 billion later this month. president obama was reelected today. you might have thought that that happened in november but it was today that the house and the senate held a joint session to count the electoral votes from each state. no surprise: mr. obama won with 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. but the president's margin was narrow when you look at the votes cast by individual americans. the popular vote. when you add their totals together, it comes to nearly 130 million votes cast and mr. obama won by about four points. he's the first president to get more than 51% of the vote twice since dwight eisenhower. this is the last thing you want to see when you're taking a flight: the pilot being hauled away by the police. it happened today in minneapolis aboard an american eagle commuter plane bound for new york. the pilot is accused of drinking too much. michelle miller is at laguardia airport for us tonight. michelle? >> reporter: well,
that were damaged in hurricane sandy. volunteers helping save treasured photos as victims remember everything else they lost. >> in the grand scheme of things they were only pictures but to us they are our history. >> that is is my sister. she is gone. rest in peace. my mother, my father. >> a lot of people in this picture are gone. aig? we said we were going to turn it around, and we did. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. nly align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive sy
, regresaron a clases los alumnos de la escuela primaria sandy hooks en newtown connecticut el asesinato de 26 personas. entre ellas 20 niÑos. otra escuela cerca de ese lugar fue adaptada y ambientada con proceso de re adaptaciÓn de los pequeÑos. y maÑana serÁ una visita muy especial, la de la congresista gabriel gifford con estos niÑos de sandy hooks. no solo en connecticut, hubiere egreso a clases. millones de estudiante alrededor del paÍs. regresaran a la escuela luego de la pausa de sembrina. y las autoridades pia dres de familia se preguntan como proteger mejor a sus hijos. en iowa, oficiales de policÍa trabajan en un modelo que nos prepara para enfrentar mejor lo im pen sÁbar sable, nos muestra bilma. >>> fue el entrenamiento con simulador para mostrar a sus oficiales como enfrentarse a un pistolero dentro de una escuela. >>> el simulador compuesto de esta mÁquina que proyecta imÁgenes en esta pantalla, pistoleroes aparecen en diferentes circunstancias, el oficial que entrena empuÑa su pistola. y le grita a un supuesto pistolero que baje el arma el simulador muestra un hombre
, starting with hurricane andrew, way before katrina and sandy, there was andrew back in 1992. killed 15 people, second costliest storm in u.s. history adjusted for inflation and it really did change how hurricanes were forecast and how the nation really responded. that was beyond devastating for those communities down there in florida. >> the winds were gauged at 160 miles per hour and another huge story is the riots. the rodney king riots which happened after those four officers were acquitted in the beating of rodney king. they rioted over six days in april of 1992, looting, assault, murder occurred during the riots and estimates of property damage topped $1 billion. >> and they pulled that truck driver out and beat him with a brick. that was a dark time for the country and exposed relations in america. something that these stories of 1992, also a big year politically, as well. we all remember this guy. president clinton won election that year. the guy from hope, arkansas came into the white house and obviously, changed the face of politics. i remember my parents saying for the first
graders that was killed last month at sandy hook school. >> correct. >> grace mcdonnell was a huge fan of yours. i'm wondering what does it mean to you that she found your story so amazing to her? she loved your story. >> well, you know, i talked to jack, the son of his sister, who was killed and he was taking it pretty hard. and lynn, when she was interviewed by anderson cooper and also the husband, i got inspiredism really got inspired by what they said. they wanted jack to release all his anger and forgive. and so he can move on in his life. and he was very strong about that so i sent jack a rudy package, a helmet, a jersey, a football, and a book and some memorabilia of the carry-off. i said you jack, here's what we are going to do, my friend. i said you are going to come to a notre dame football game, next year. we are going to get you there, your mom, you, you will have that experience. he really got excited. i talked to lynn, the mother, and boy, she was just as -- as pure as you can get and forgiving and what a wonderful example she is for everyone, for the strength and the cha
the issues with hurricane sandy or a lot of the issues that actually came up with long lines, none of that has anything to do with some of the laws that were being passed. and so i think getting facts out there and getting folks to understand what this process is all about, the distinctions in your actual access to the process versus, um, the machine you vote on versus the system surrounding, making sure that you're in the right polling place, making sure that, um, you get the ballot that you're entitled to and you're voting for the people that are actually going to represent you. those are things that i think we need to continue to talk about, and certainly we are as an organization continuing to gather data ourselves on what our members experienced on election day, what we observed as poll observers. but what we are at least hearing in the media, what we are hearing anecdotally is certainly what we would have expected given the lead-up to this election. so we appreciate the opportunity to contribute in any way we can to making sure the decisions we make going forward are fact-pac
for several of the sandy hook children. he agrees something has to be done, but he says lawmakers can't just focus on guns; they must focus on treatment of mental illness and school safety. >> it's time to put away those political fights and try to reach a consensus on what we can do that will actually make our society safer. >> reporter: state senator mckinney told us he does expect new gun control laws in connecticut this year. and, scott, the parents of sandy hook victims, they have some ideas of their own that will be announced on monday. >> pelley: michelle, thank you. we learned today that president obama will nominate his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the new secretary of the treasury. he will be a key player in the coming battles over the budget and raising the federal debt limit. lew previously served as budget director, and he was an executive with the banking giant citigroup. now, any idea what this is? you could be seeing a lot of it. it is jack lew's signature which would appear on the bills in your pocket just like that unless he takes a penmanship lesson from tim geithner, w
in new jersey, after his passionate and forceful response to hurricane sandy. and yesterday, he laid down a challenge to the politicians in washington. >> even with heartfelt believes, bipartisan compromise is possible. maybe the folks in washington in both parties could learn something from our record here in new jersey. >> and governor chris christie joins us now. you know, that comes on top of last week's press conference where you were very tough on house speaker john boehner, on sandy aid. and you took on the toxic and internal politics of house republicans. what do you want your party to learn? >> first off, something like sandy is and was above politics. there's certain things, george, that happen in our lives that have to be above politics that both parties try to rise above, as hard as it is for them sometimes. i would like them to learn to listen. listen to the people in my state. listen to the people in the state of new york. they're suffering and hurting. they don't understand why they had to wait seven-times longer than the victims of katrina. >> the aid is still held up. do
it but this is what happens when stuff fades, when you forget the horror of sandy hook and you just -- when you start to hear details of this kind of stuff it brings it all home again. that's why we cannot let this fade. you talk about mental health being an issue, how about the mental health issues the policemen are going to have that had to go into sandy hook first or the aurora theatre. colorado police officers testifying about what they found. that's the thing is they think oh, well don't talk about that stuff. it is politicizing it. it is not politicizing it. it is what is the reality of this? and you look at that guy. you're like how did that guy jared loughner, how did that guy get a gun? that's all of the background check you need. just look at him! anyway -- >> you're discriminating against the criminally crazy. >> stephanie: i apologize -- i debated whether i should read some of it but it is on the paper and i'm sure a lot of people heard it and heard the testimony but this is the reality we're talking about. you remember that was the first thing we said, chris about sandy hook, imagine wha
jersey man's climb to the top of a hurricane-battered sandy roller roaster, hoping to shine a spotlight on recovery efforts. he unfurled a flag. police arrested him as soon as he came down. >> in sports we start with lance armstrong. he'll talk with oprah winfrey about his allegations using performance-enhancing drugs. the "new york times" reported he is considering admitting the use of drugs but his attorney denies that. the doping charges led to him being stripped of his seven tour de france titles. in the nba lakers point guard steve nash reached a new milestone, 10,000 assists and still counting. nash is only the fifth nba player to do that. congratulations to you. >>> a tale of two cities and twin brothers as rob ryan was fired as defensive coordinator of the dallas cowboys. in new york the jets announce md his twin brother rex ryan will keep his job as head coach. ryan said if sanchez does not play well next season quote that number will change. just ahead, kim and kanye's newmantion and which diva will perform for president obama at the inauguration. "breaking dawn" part two is b
of representatives finally approved a $9.7 billion relief package for sandy victims. it's the first portion of the larger package the house initially declined to consider. lawmakers are expected to weigh in on the remaining $51 billion in 11 days. >>> some people on new york's staten island whose homes were devastated are upset with google. they say they don't want anyone on the internet to see their wrecked homes. google hopes the apps will help generate more awareness and support. >>> if you get nervous before you fly, this is not going to make you feel better. a pilot in the cockpit, getting ready for takeoff found reeking of booze. michelle miller tells us it happens more than you might think. >> reporter: the pilot is captain colbian christianson. the report says airport recovers and a tsa agent detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage as they passed him. police entered a jet like that as he was in the cockpit, doing a preflight check. he failed the preliminary alcohol breathalyzer test, was arrested, and brought to a minneapolis hospital for a blood test. on average, a dozen pilots
been charged with intoxication manslaughter. >>> well for the first time since the shootings at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut the school young students returned to class today not at the same school. they moved to refurbished building in none row nearby town. wendy has that story. >>reporter: students arrive by bus at the new sandy hook elementary to face what turned out to be a very ordinary day. police termed it mundane with nothing to report. exactly what they wanted as the children and teachers came together for the first time since the december 14th shootings in newtown. >> most ought kids were excite excited. seen friend they hadn't seen in awhile anxious to get natural hallway and meet up with the other kid and you could see the teach hers the same response. quite excited to see the students all together. >>reporter: police held meeting with parents to talk about security. they called the new school located in nearby monroe the safest in the country. >> parents were concerned. school board wanted to discuss any matter that is they brought up which they di
the shooting at the sandy hook elementary is a turning point. a somber remembrance of the 2011 shooting tragedy. bells tolled for the 6 killed and 13 wounded two years ago. former congresswoman gabby giffords one was of the wounded. after a long recovery, she's now fighting back, launching a new campaign taking on the gun lobby. they're pushing for background checks for private gun sales and limits to high capacity magazine clips. >> how do we get to the point where 85% of the children in the world that are killed with guns are killed in the united states? >> reporter: last week, they comforted families of victims of the sandy hook elementary shooting. she spoke for the first time after in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer. >> you have a gun? >> yes. >> we're both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. >> so it is the common sense consensus you're going for? >> we are. and i think most gun owners are in the same camp with us. >> reporter: there's mounting pressure on washington to take meaningful action to prevent another gun tragedy. a new ad for mayors agai
about their chance of survival >>> and a surprise for a couple of hurricane sandy victims. their house was filled with four feet of water and mold, they thought it would be gutted, but they had no idea that volunteers made it as good as know. >> first, i call thimble, i call the top hat. no matter which piece you like you better vote for it soon or it may be gone forever. we'll tell you why. olaf gets grs for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve great rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devast
from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >> thanks for staying with us. i'm bill o'reilly in the bernie segment tonight. bring in the purr i have a saw my talking points on the general news printing the names of the gun owners and you say? >> well, let's get this part of the out of the way quickly and right at the beginning. newspapers have a right to publish public documents that's why they are called public documents and public records. just because you have a right to do it doesn't mean you should do it. if theyment to editorialize against guns no, problem. if they want to call for the repeal of the second amendment, that's their first amendment right, again, no problem. but to publish the names of gun owners who have committed absolutely no crime is is down right irresponsible. cheap antigun stunt. it'
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through it all over again over sandy. did he mishandle it? absolutely. i'm sure if you asked john boehner if he mishandled it, he would say he could have handled it better. that being said, it's time to pass the page, let bygones be bygones. it's time to get moving. john boehner made amends. he got the bill passed the next day on friday, we're good. >> ana navarro, thank you so much. and we know you're under the weather. so we really appreciate your being here for all of us and our viewers. thanks so much. >>> death in hollywood has us asking, is it time to make tougher laws for the paparazzi? with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. out for drinks, eats. i have very well fitting dentures. i like to eat a lot of fruits. lo
neighborhood devastated by hurricane sandy is waking up in a new home this morning. burt and jean mets just invested their life savings into upgrading their house in breezy point. then sandy struck and four feet of water rushed in. they lost everything. a volunteer group stepped in to help and showed off their work just yesterday. >> to have this kind of blessing, i only wish that young people could know all the things that we've gone through. >> jeannie is a two-time cancer survivor and her husband has also faced his own health issues. but i bet they both felt pretty good walking into that refurbished home. >> through tragedy, sometimes you just see the best of humanity. >> just incredible scenes. i remember that from october. so glad to see folks coming back. >> yes. >>> here's a look at your weather. rainy day in chicago. st. louis and kansas city. rain-snow mix in minneapolis. west of the rockies, it's a wintery day with snow by this afternoon in salt lake city and billings. >> the center of the nation sees spring-like weather. fargo will be 37 when the usual high is 18. chilly and rain
surprise after superstorm sandy. how some generous people gave a hard luck couple a place to call home. >> that's a great story. >>> and later, making a splash. olympic gold medalist missy franklin is back in the water, swimming for her high school team and admitting she's actually kind of nervous. >> who wants to swim in high school against missy franklin? i mean, my goodness. look at that. >> yeah, she took a few folks to school, literally and figuratively. >>> but first, the tone of the gun control debate shifts dramatically today, as the nation's most powerful gun lob beau meets with the vice president. >> the nra has already said it opposes any new restrictions being placed on gun ownership. abc's karen travers is covering the gun debate. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. we thought the battle over the fiscal cliff was nasty and partisan. that may be mild compared to what's coming in the gun control debate. yesterday, vice president biden started to navigate that complicated issue. last month's tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary shook
in the wake of sandy hook and did you like the movie? >> first of all i got the assignment, and the first showing was at 10:30 this morning, and i was to be back here at 2:30 and i just made it back. it is a very long, sweeping movie, but it doesn't feel like it. i definitely felt -- it was a little awkward to watch the film and know that guns are such a hot button issue right now in america, but in this movie they shoot the bad guy, and that is a very important element. you know so clearly who is good and who is bad, and whatever joy you get out of it it's as old as the fairytale itself. and quentin terantino rescheduled the opening because of what occurred. >> jennifer: i'm not a big violence fan, but i loved this movie. so what is the best movie of all of the nominees to glean sort of a lesson from this year's political environment? >> i will say the film most like the political environment nowadays, of all of the ones that came out whether they were nominated or not was paranormal 4. because it is weird and just keeps happening over and over again. >> jennifer: i
nombre de la profesora que dio su vida para proteger a los pequeÑos estudiantes en sandy hook. tambiÉn residentes de un vecindario piden que lleve una calle su nombre. >>> se espera que el gobernador firme la ley para dar beneficios a 250 mil conductores inmigr inmigrantes. los campesinos dedicados al cultivo de la hoja de coca realizaron un evento, y repartieron hojas de coca a la gente que se le acerco, hicieron rituales para bendecir la tierra, y repartieron alimentos hechos de coca para ratificar que alimentan a su familia a travÉs de este cultivo. >>> vamos con un accidente que tuvo un final feliz. >>> amor en las alturas, asÍ es. eran 14 personas a bordo de una canasta suspendida de un globo de aire caliente, el novio, la novia, todos se estrellaron mientras miraban a la cÁmara. >>> ajustan el lente y se preparan, no sÉ para que. por quÉ nadie mira en la direcciÓn en la que se van a estrellar? continÚan gritando, y aferrandose, y lo Único que queda en la imagen es el cielo azul. y es aquÍ donde terminaron, en el patio trasero de una casa. la canasta sobre la reja de la v
. are they being enforced? no. what about criminals? criminals and crazy people. look at what happened in sandy hook. those guns were bought by mrs. lanza legally. they were stolen. how do you ever stop that? that's one of the other reasons the n.r.a. suggests once again we tpwhaoed to have security in the -- we need to have security in the schools. >> last night on sean hannity show there was a couple of gun people. one was in the meeting. the second may not have been in the meeting. had very interesting take-aways from the meeting. take a listen. >> essentially the meeting was unproductive. i think most of us had very low expectations going into it, and basically our presumptions were met. i think that he ran the meeting the way he saw fit. we had the opportunity to speak, and i think there were a lot of things that we agreed on. but at the end, he chose instead to focus on our differences. >> when we deal with this issue, if we focus on the gun, we miss the opportunity in this country to zero this on the real problem, which is always in whose hands are the guns. when we ask and craft the que
with changes showers returning back to the forecast. >> catherine: nine weeks after super-storm sandy sent them fleeing. some of the people who live in the hardest hit parts of new jersey are being told they can go home again. this is video of one of the badly damaged neighborhoods.soon after the storm hit. even though some people are packing up and heading home.there are still vast stretches of nearby towns which are still deserted. >> the man arrested in the colorado movie theatre massacre was in court today. james holmes - looking very different from when he was taken into custody. he looked pale and thinner - with a beard and moustache. families of the victims heard emotional testimony today. including from a police officer who says he thought holmes was a fellow officer at first.that july evening. the officer broke down when he was describing how the floor of the movie theatre was wet with blood. holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others. >> new information on the gunman in the connecticut grade school shooting. the new york post reports that adam lanza may not
haiti is still in dire straits. they need medicine, food and clean water. in addition hurricane sandy wiped out 50% of the crops. a rally will be held at 4:30 this afternoon outside the oakland red cross on broadway. activists say the red cross got hundreds of millions of dollars in donations but they say little of that money went to help survivors. they say it's in the middle of a four year plan to help. >>> california could have a mega quake that's felt all long the fault. they had believed that a quake felt on the north part of the fault which runs through the bay area would not spread to southern california and they fought the reverse was true because both sections are locked but the central section of the fault -- the new information after the 2011 quake in japan proved that's wrong. hard to imagine a quake along the entire fault. >> all right. we know it's cold outside this morning so bundle up. look outside. even feels cold on tv. not as cold as expected. up next steve paulson comes back. what saved us this morning from dipping in to subfreezing temperatures. >> and dozens o
sandy. did he mishandle it? absolutely. i'm sure if you asked john boehner if he mishandled it, he would say he could have handled it better. that being said, it's time to pass the page, let bygones be bygones. it's time to get moving. john boehner made amends. he got the bill passed the next day on friday, we're good. >> ana navarro, thank you so much. >> this past week, a photographer was killed chasing a car he thought justin beiber was driving. police say the man pulled over and walked across the street to snap photos. but as he walked back to his car, he was hit and killed by oncoming traffic. dennis, you led a push a few years back to regulate what paparazzi can and cannot do. after this tragedy, justin bieber said we need better laws to protect celebrities and also paparazzi. do you think this might spark that to happen? >> well, i would hope so. we look back at 1997, princess diana, that tragic death. we started in los angeles back in 2008 trying to come up with some new regulations. karen bass at the time was the speaker of the california state assembly, authored legislation on
for the last number of weeks hurricane sandy doing 18 hour days. i don't think that would be a problem. >> bill: joining us now from los angeles adam carolla. first of all, carolla is the moon full out there or what? last time we saw you you were kind of clean shavenned and now you look like lawn cheney jr. >> thank you very much for the supportive words. [ laughter ] no, it's not a full -- every day is a full moon in l.a. >> bill: you didn't meet a gypsy woman on the way to the studio or any of that, huh? >> got to be a little conversant with the wolf man. i know i'm getting stares. let's just start. do you think christie's weight will matter if he decides to run for president? >> no. >> bill: no? >> first off isn't president the ultimate flat job? you don't fly coach. you host a bunch of dinners. and even your office is oval shaped. it's like you have a fat office. it's not like the president has to get up on extension ladder and clean the gutters or anything. you can be fat and be the president. you can't be a fireman and be fat but you can be president. secondly, let's take a look at the vo
funds for hurricane sandy, a bill to do just that is headed to president obama's desk. lawmakers got $10 billion. another bill authorized, $51 billion in additional aid will come up for a vote in the house in ten days. >>> and love was in the air in china on friday. thousands of couples across the country died the knot because of the date. in mandarin, january 4th, 2013, sounds similar to the phrase, i will love you for all of my life. and those who got married because of the date. i got two words. [ speaking foreign language ] you know what that means? >> no. >> prenup. prenup, in mandarin. >> i thought you were romantic. >> no. >> thank you. >>> we turn, now, to the two, shocking back-to-back stories about alcohol and airlines. in one case, passengers took matters into their own hands, going to extremes to restrain a drunk passenger. and the other case, a pilot was arrested before takeoff when someone smelled alcohol on his breath. first up, abc's lisa stark joins us from reagan national airport outside washington, with details about that pilot. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good mo
sandy. one person was killed on the ship and the captain went missing and is presumed dead. the coast guard says the hearing will begin early next month in portsmouth, virginia. >>> earlier, we mentioned how miss america will be crowned in las vegas. we mentioned how allen rose will help the district of columbia in the pageant. we aired the wrong video. >> here is the correct video. rose is making headlines. win or lose, she's undergoing a double mastectomy to prevent her chances of developing breast cancer. the disease has already killed her mother, grandmother and great aunt. doctors say it's rare for someone in their 20s to undergo this drastic procedure. >> she has the genetic predisposition. we wish her all the best. very courageous woman. >>> coming up on 6:51 on our friday morning. a live look from ur city cam. just an awesome picture of the potomac river. tom kierein is here with the forecast. >> sunrise at 7:26. i predict another spectacular sunrise like yesterday. that's a live look from the city camera. yesterday i traveled to college park and visited the new noaa sener for
the horror at sandy hook elementary school. she and her husband, mark kelly, spent a day with some of the victims' families. >> first couple we spoke to. the dad took out his cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. and i just about lost it. >> reporter: the couple told diane that newtown was their turning point. >> i have a gun. gabby and i are both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. but we have to do something to keep the guns from getting into the wrong hands. >> reporter: and this morning -- >> yes, yes. >> reporter: -- on the two-year anniversary of the shooting in tucson, they plan to do something about it. announcing their campaign for responsible changes to gun laws. working with politicians to take high-powered gun lobbyists head-on. they hope to engage the nation in a real discussion about preventing gun violence. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> and they are taking this nationwide. also on the cover of "usa today" this morning. everyone can see more of diane's exclusive interview wit
catch ats that come along with ma sandy did in the northeast. >> it depends. quite frankly, with what you're looking at. in the north and east there are caveats related to sandy, because there was the interruption of flow and rebuilding efforts, but in the you have a different stories. it's all about fracking, natural gas, the increase in oil production and chemical production. the stuff that makes stuff, as we like to call it. >> why do you think freight has -- we look at transports overall. why is that? and i wonder if a fedex, for instance, when it comes to general freight came out with guidance better than we're getting, if that would change the picture? >> it would certainly. we're seeing a worldwide slowdown, but again it depends entirely on where you're looking. if you look at the union pacific, that stock has dramatically outperformed the rest of its peers, because it is moving, you know, look at the balkan in particular, hot spots in the industry. the balkan 18 months ago was producing 10 million barrels a monday in cruelty. now we're more than double that. as a result we've
. actually impacted the entire country because of absentee ballots implications be related to sandy. we want to talk about that as we talk about contingency planning. election officials are charged with this awesome responsibility of running could be elections. and by good, we need accurate, are visible, accessible -- pocketable -- auditable, accessible elections. those were presented here, poll workers amapola managers, election observers, and as we move through which researchers and advocacy groups, what we want to do is identify the challenges and the things that went well. with that, those are my opening remarks. i would like to start with maegan and worked on the table. and it was a brief introduction of -- give us a brief introduction of where you worked and what you saw and what you took away from election day. >> my name is megyn dylan, and i observed the polls in arlington county, virginia. my expectations on election day were that all of the voting machines worked smoothly and every voter was able to use them efficiently. my expectation was that, if a voter had a question about how
. >>> the president has signed into law a bill providing nearly $10 billion to victims of superstorm sandy. the new law ramps up fema's borrowing authority so that 100,000 flood claims won't be delayed. another $51 billion in aid will be voted on later this month. >>> a lot of news to report this morning from a world of sports. the 113-day nhl dispute has been settled and players could head back to the ice in the next few weeks. meanwhile, the nfl playoffs are off to a wild start as the washington redskins lost quarterback robert griffin iii to a knee injury, costing them the game against the seattle seahawks. >>> and linebacker ray lewis went out on top, taking the vikings to victory in the final home game before retiring. he has the dance and all. >>> tonight, alabama and notre dame face off in the bcs championship game in miami. it's now 7:15. back to matt, savannah and al. could be a new dance craze. >> he has been doing that one for a while. who do we like in the game tonight? >> i don't know. i'm going to be neutral officially. real courageous. >> i think alabama is going to win. i do. >> not
the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> back now at 7:44. a lot of folks are hitting the gym, trying to make good on new year's resolutions trying to lose weight but few fitness centers are like the one janet shamlian found in dallas. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it looks like every other gym this time of day, very busy, with one big difference. to become a member here, you have to be severely overweight, no exceptions. the people getting a workout in this morning before heading to their jobs are just fine with that. in fact, it's the reason they joined. it's as crowded as every other gym in early january. every hoist of a kettle ball fueled by a new year's resolution. while many athletic clubs have membership requirements, downsize fitness is in a league of its own.
by the sandy hook school tragedy. on wednesday, biden heard from gun control advocates and a survivor of the 2007 virginia tech shooting. >>> more changes are coming to the president's cabinet as he enters his second term. president obama expected to nominate, as you heard, jack lew today to replace timothy geithner as treasury secretary. the move is already wrangling some republicans who say he has been too compromising in past budget negotiations. >>> hi. da solis has announced her resignation. >>> movie theater shooting suspect james holmes took pictures of the doorways and theaters two weeks before the attack. it also showed photos of holmes with his hair dyed red, sticking out his tongue. a judge is expected to rule by tomorrow on whether there's enough evidence to proceed to trial. >>> pap tests may some day be used to detect cancers of the ovaries and uterus in addition to cervical cancer. for the first time, researchers were able to find genetic evidence of the two additional cancers in pap smears. however, the research is still years away from being used in medical practice.
. >>> when president obama spoke at memorial services for the sandy hook victims, he said "newtown, you are not alone." and people, including the family of noah pozner, took him at his word, but now some are saying president obama has not been living up to the words "you are not alone." his mom put out a statement today. it reads, as the mother of a 6-year-old victim of a cold-bloodied massacre of school children, i'm puzzled and disappointed by the fact that i have had no information or opportunity to be heard on the upcoming legislative proposal in washington. with us now is alexi, noah's uncle. i understand you had concerns that your voice, your family's voice was not being heard by the white house. you just heard from them moments ago. what did they say? >> that's correct. the white house contacted me on my way -- while i was on my way to the show. i had sent an e-mail about eight days ago to an aide of president obama asking questions about whether the families would have an opportunity to speak about the proposal. and an opportunity to be heard. and i never received a response to
for months. but the shooting at sandy hook elementary forced them to act. the superintendent added it's kind of a a sign of the times, armed janitors. another dramatic day in the colorado movie massacre case. victim's families crying in court some walking out in disgust and one father shouting at the suspected shooter james holmes rot in hell, holmes. they are angry over a delay in this trial after the judge postponed today's plea hearing. postponed it it until march defense attorneys said they are not ready there is indeed enough evidence for this case to go to trial. prosecutors say the suspect shot up a sold out movie theater in july. after today's big delay, many victims' family members said they are tired of waiting for justice. alicia acuna with the news again at the courthouse in centennial, colorado this afternoon. this is a difficult week ending in more bad news for these families, alyssia. >> that's right, shep. with this decision many said they were not happy but they also were not surprised. >> he wanted to know what he was going to say and then you can start thinking what's furt
of superstorm sandy. despite the tongue-lashing they got from new jersey governor chris christie. >> shame on you. shame on congress. >> reporter: the fact that the rest of the storm relief is now up in the air until a vote late thermowas a letdown for new york and new jersey lawmakers. even the freshmen. >> i'm new here. i don't know all the rules of washington, but it sure seems like the rule here is to put off till tomorrow what should be done today. >> reporter: it was a return to the reality of broken government in washington. >> take a chance on your reputation here. >> reporter: after all that goodwill on display when vice president joe biden was swearing in members of the 113th congress and hamming it up with their loved ones. one day later we asked the vice president if things have changed. back to a season of bipartisan here? his response off camera, "we're back to certifying the election." biden was heading into the house to confirm the results of the presidential election, a ritual mandated in the constitution and a reminder of the few things that can get done without a fight.
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